Obama to dedicate King’s memorial on Oct. 16

U.S. President Barack Obama will dedicate the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, which opened to the public in August in Washington, DC on October 16. Designed by Roma Design Group, the memorial occupies a four-acre site on the Tidal Basin on axis with the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. The design strengthens the relationship between the King, Jefferson and Lincoln ...

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iPhone 4S could have saved Michael Jackson?

iPhone 4S would have saved Michael Jackson, had it been released before he was dead. It could have sent out messages which could have alerted his hospital to send the rescue team without depending on his doctor alone. Going by the latest revelations in the ongoing trial of his doctor who had used his iPhone during the last moments of ...

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Don’t even smell sewage, it has 234 known viruses: study

Don’t ever smell sewage, a new study reveals that there are 234 known viruses in it besides harmful bacteria, germs and, of course, insects. Scientists have identified 234 known viruses so far in sewage flushed out in three cities of  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, Barcelona in Spain and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. The finding reverses the widely-held belief that only ...

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Samsung tops US mobile industry: comScore report

comScore’s latest report on key trends in the U.S. mobile phone industry during the three month average period ending August 2011 shows that in a survey of more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers, Samsung was found to be the top handset manufacturer overall with 25.3 percent market share. Google Android continued to gain ground in the smartphone market reaching 43.7 ...

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Telangana agitation update: Roadblocks in Nalgonda, no power in many districts

Andhra Pradesh is under siege as vehicles from Andhra region were stopped by anti-Telangana protesters from entering Hyderabad near  Vijayawada while many travellers to the state capital were left stranded with no hope in sight for the 24-day-old agitation. On the other side, in Telangana districts like Nalgonda, roadblocks were held by protesters and many of them had to be ...

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Raw sewage contains 234 known viruses too, reveals study

Scientists have identified 234 known viruses, besides harmful bacteria and insects in sewage flushed out in three cities of  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, Barcelona in Spain and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. The finding reverses the widely-held belief that only bacteria and germs were present in sewage and it may revolutionize the way we keep ourselves clean. While 17 viruses found ...

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India launches world’s cheapest $35 tablet PC meant for students

India unveiled the world’s cheapest tablet computer on Wednesday priced at $35 meant for the students with the government subsidizing $15 as the manufacturing cost is $50. “When these devices are actually used by students across India we will then get valuable feedback,” said Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal, releasing the tablet as promised on time. The name of ...

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Nobel Prize for chemistry 2011 goes to Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman

The Nobel prize for chemistry has gone to Daniel Shechtman, from the Israel Institute of Technology, for his discovery of the structure of quasicrystals. Shechtman first created quasicrystals by rapidly cooling molten metals, such as aluminium and manganese, by squirting the mixture onto a cool surface. Then, he observed that the new crystal was made up of perfectly ordered, non-repeating ...

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